Classical Editor: Rob Barnett

Music Webmaster
Len Mullenger:

Classical Editor: Rob Barnett,  Reviewers: Rob Barnett, Ian Lace, Len Mullenger, and:  Richard Adams, Colin Anderson, Terry Barfoot,  Marc Bridle, Arthur Butterworth, Colin Clarke, Paul Conway, Gary Dalkin, Andy Daly, Tony Duggan, Harry Downey,  Gerald Fenech,  Lewis Foreman, David Frieze, Malcolm Galloway,  Ian Marchant, John Phillips, Ailís Ní Ríain, Humphrey Smith, Philip Scowcroft, Colin Scott Sutherland, Andrew Seivewright, Richard Whitehouse, Reg Williamson, Peter Grahame Woolf, David Wright. A complete list of contributors can be seen here


July 2000 part 1

[Part 1]    [Part 2]  
[Part 3]
  [Part 4]   [Part 5]

For printing reviews there are continuously scrolling texts here  and without CD cover graphics here

© Music on the Web(UK) 2000.  All rights retained. Reviewers retain copyright on their reviews.                                     Disclaimer  


Click on the CD cover for review


Songs from Latin America
Marina Tafur (soprano); Nigel Foster (piano).
Lorelt LNT112 (full price, 1 hour 15 minutes). Texts and translations included. Producer Odaline de la Martinez. Engineer Mike Skeet. Date June and September, 1996.

Christopher Cook 
Richard STRAUSS: Elektra: Recordings Introduction and Survey by Marc Bridle
OCKEGHEM - Recommended Recordings by Peter Grahame Woolf

A Survey of the Mahler Symphonies

Tony Duggan completes his  series of comparative reviews of recordings of the Mahler symphonies:
Symphony No 10

Previously: Symphony No.1  No. 2   No.3  No. 4  No.5 No.6 No.7  No.8 No. 9  The Song of the Earth  

HORENSTEIN on Vox Legends

Symphony No.1 in C minor
Variations on a Theme of Haydn

Symphony Orchestra of Southwest German Radio, Baden-Baden.
Conducted by Jascha Horenstein
(Recordings from 1958) Vox Legends Vox 7801 [TD]

Symphony No.3

Overture to "Tannhauser"; Prelude to "Die Meistersinger" Act I

Symphony Orchestra of Southwest German Radio, Baden-Baden
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Jascha Horenstein
(Recordings from 1958 and 1954) Vox Legends Vox 7802 [TD]

Symphony No.5 in D minor

Taras Bulba - Rhapsody For Orchestra

Vienna Pro Musica Conducted by Jascha Horenstein
(Recordings from 1952 and 1955) Vox Legends Vox 7803 [TD]

The Rite of Spring, The Firebird Suite
Symphony Orchestra of Southwest German Radio, Baden-Baden.
Conducted by Jascha Horenstein.
(Recordings from 1957) Vox Legends Vox 7804 [TD]


Rite of Spring

The Arion Ensemble of Canada

Marais, Mondonville, Quentin, Telemann & Villeneuve Conversations en musique.
Atma 2 9717 (Duschene DD 71722) 62'44" [PW]

Paris Quartets Nos. 4, 5 & 6.
CBC Records MVCD 1040 61'36" [PW]

Concertos for violin (Op. 7/2, 7/6 & 10/1) & flute (Op. 7/3);
Arion Ensemble with Monica Huggett (baroque violin) & Claire Guimond (baroque flute).
Atma ACD 2 2143. 63 mins. [PW]

Symphonies des noels
and Concertos comiques.
Atma ACD 2 2192 67'32"  [PW]

 Aphabetical listing

CHARLES-VALENTIN ALKAN (1813-1888) complete works for piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto Op. 39 24.49
Concerto da Camera No. 1 Op. 10 14.18
Concerto da Camera No. 2 7.31
Concerto da Camera No. 3 (recon Hugh Macdonald) 5.13
Dmitri Feofanov (piano) Razumovsky SO/Robert Stankovsky
rec 16-18 Dec 1995 Bratislava NAXOS 8.553702 [52.01]

William ALWYN
music for piano performed by Julian Milford
Chandos CHAN 9825 [69:44] [GD]

Scenes (1971) 13.03
Star Wind (1981) 14.25
Ave Maria (1989) 7.43
Tempo Costante (1970) 16.24
Pieta (1992, 1996) 21.29
various artists conducted by Murad Annamamedov and, in case of Ave, by Victor Popov
BOHEME Classical CDBMR 002124 [73.04] [RB]

Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH
The Complete Keyboard Concertos - Volume 9
Concerto in E flat major, H.446 (W.35)
Sonatina in D major, H.449 (w.96) World Premiere Recording
Concerto in C minor, H407 (W.5) World Premiere Recording
Sonatina in G major, H 451 (W.98) World Premiere Recording
Miklos Spanyi, tangent piano Concerto Armonico (performing on period instruments) Artistic Directors: Peter Szuts and Miklos Spanyi
Recorded April / May 1997 at the Angyafold Reformed Church, Budapest, Hungary. BIS-CD-868 DDD [70.42] [JP]

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 -1750)
Cembalokonzerte ( Harpsichord Concertos)
Concerto in D Minor BWV 1052 20'11"
Concerto in F Major BWV 1057 14'23"
Concerto in D Major BWV 1054 15'19"
Triple Concerto in A Minor for flute, violin and harpsichord BWV 1044 21'19"
Concerto Italiano Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord and Director)
Recorded Rome. Feb 1996 DDD Opus 111 30 - 153 TT 71'36" [HD]

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 -1750)
Violin Concertos
A minor BWV 1041* 12'23"
E Major BWV 1042* 15'31"
D Minor BWV 1052* 20'53"
D Minor for two violins BWV 1043 a 14'40"

Kolja Blacher (vn)* , Christine Pichmeier (Vn) a ,Lisa Stewart (Vn) a , Cologne Chamber Orchestra - Helmut Müller-Brühl
Recorded December 1998. DDD
Naxos 8.554603 [63'44"] [HD]

Art of Fugue & Canonic Variations.

Jaroslav Tuma, Giedre Luksaite-Mrazova (organ)
Supraphon SU 3439-2 124'34" [PW]

The Art of Fugue BWV 1080
Partita No. 2 in C minor BWV 826
Grigory Sokolov
Recorded in the Gramzapis Studio, St. Petersburg, 1982.
OPUS 111 OPS 52-9116 / 7  2 discs DDD [110.20] [JP]

J. S. BACH (1685 -1750) 74'27"
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue)
Concerto Italiano Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)
Recorded Frascati, Italy. June 1998 DDD Opus 111 OPS 30 - 191 [HD]

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 - 1750)
The Complete English Suites.
Antonio Piricone (piano)
Recorded Studio 1, Radio Prague, 14/15 November 1998 (CD1) 1/2 July 1999 (CD 2) DDD
Classico CLASSCD 308 (2CD) [HD]

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 - 1750)
Goldberg Variations BWV 988
Pierre Hantaï (Cembalo) -(harpsichord)
Recorded 9-11 June 1992, Haarlem, Holland.Harpsichord by Bruce Kennedy, Amsterdam 1985 (after Michael Mietke, Berlin 1702 - 1704? DDD OPUS 111 OPS 20-24 [77'26"]

The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II.
Bernard Roberts (piano)
Nimbus NI 5608/11 4hrs 17 mins 4CD bargain price [PW]

Violoncello Suites 1 - 6, BWV1007 1012.
Peter Bruns - cello (Tononi cello - Venice 1730).
Digital Recording, Recorded May 1996 at St. Jean de Grenelle Church, Paris.
OPUS 111 OPS202021 2 CDs [125.56] [JP]

J.S. BACH - Famous Cantatas
Cantata BWV 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme!
Cantata BWV 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden

Laurence Dutoit (soprano), Kurt Equiluz (tenor) and Hans Braun (bass) Anton Heiller (continuo), Jurg Schaeftlein (oboe) Vienna State Chamber Choir and Opera Orchestra Felix Prohaska (conductor)
recorded in Vienna, 13, 19, and 21 May, 1959.
Vanguard Everyman Classics 08.6108.71 ADD Stereo [48.26] [JP]

BWV 119-121.
Arleen Auger, Helen Donath, Ann Murray, Hildegard Laurich, Doris Soffel, Adalbert Krause, Wolfgang Schöne. Gachinger Kantorei, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart Helmuth Rilling.
Hanssler Classics CD92.038 69m ADD. [GF]

Cantatas BWV 122-129.
Helen Donath, Arleen Auger, Helen Watts, Marga Hofgen, Adalbert Kraus, various soloists. Bach Ensemble Helmuth Rilling.
Hanssler Classics Vols 39 & 40, 75m 73m ADD. [GF] 

J.S. BACH - Cantatas - Volume 12 - Suzuki
Cantata No.147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben", BWV 147
Cantata No. 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis", BWV 21
Yukari Nonoshita soprano Robin Blaze counter-tenor Gerd Turk tenor Peter Kooij bass Concerto Palatino (Brass Ensemble - BWV 21). Bach Collegium Japan - Masaaki Suzuki
Recorded June 1999 at the Kobe Women's University, Japan.. BIS-CD-1125  DDD [69.21] [JP]


Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 - 1750)
St. Luke Passion recomposed by Jan JIRÁSEK (After an idea by Carl Orff)
Evangelist - Mark Clear Jesus - Furio Zanasi Pilatus - Ulrik Cold
Petrus - Steven Kronauer Bon Pueri Boys Choir Munich Oratorio  Choir Munich Symphony Orchestra Douglas Bostock
Recorded Bavarian State Opera Studios, Munich. June 2 - 4 1999 DDD
Classico CLASSCD 278

NEXT >>>

[Part 1]    [Part 2]  
[Part 3]
  [Part 4]   [Part 5]

  Search the Crotchet database from here

All our reviews also appear at

To locate a specific title in the Crotchet Classical, Jazz and Film Soundtrack Database input your search words to the relevant box below and click the Search Button. For example to display titles by James Horner just key james horner. If you are seeking a specific title e.g. Titanic then just key the word titanic after james horner. (Please note no words such as and or signs such as + are required)
Enter search words:

Discs on these pages are offered for sale.  There is also a page of search engines from a selection of on-line retailers here.
Please support this web-site by buying your discs here.

Every effort is made to make sales links to the correct disc but, in the end, you must take responsibility for checking that what you are purchasing is what you want. Some of these discs were not actually available for sale at the time of posting but a link has been made in anticipation of their forthcoming availablility.

Any opinions expressed in reviews or articles on this site are those of the author and  do not necessarily represent the views of the site owner, Len Mullenger or the Editors.  Reviewers and authors retain copyright in their work unless it has been paid for or commissioned by the site owner.

All prices, special offers etc relate to the month of publication only or as stated.

Return to Index of Classical Reviews